Google launches +1 recommendation tool

The company has launched the social-search feature, which allows users to share and recommend results with their Google account contacts
Written by Shelley Portet, Contributor

Google has announced the launch of its +1 tool, which allows users to recommend search results to friends and contacts.

Google +1 tool

Google's +1 tool will allow users to recommend a specific result to their Google account contacts. Credit: Google

Resembling Facebook's Like button, Google's new feature works by providing a +1 button next to individual search entries which users can click to recommend a specific result to contacts.

To use +1, searchers must create a Google profile or upgrade an existing one. Users will then need to log into their Google account to see +1s from people they are connected to through Google Chat and Google Contacts.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Google adds +1 search-recommendation feature on silicon.com.

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